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Senator Rex Patrick questions the government’s big submarine spend-up


Was this much too expensive choice  made because these submarines could easily be converted to nuclear submarines?


Australia’s Future Submarine program could blow out by billions, Senator Rex Patrick warns

This week I revealed in Parliament that the Coalition Government’s choice of the French submarine builder as the preferred partner for the Navy’s Future Submarine will cost taxpayers $30 billion more than the price offered by the unsuccessful German builder.

The Government is refusing to explain the difference in cost.

We’re talking a whopping $30 BILLION. That’s $30 billion that could have been better spent on other defence projects or even health, education and/or infrastructure. I will be pursuing this further.

Here is my question to the Defence Minister this week.

You can also read more here:…/releases/thirty-billion/.

June 25, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics, weapons and war

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